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Babies will laugh at anything…and how they lift our spirits when they do

babies laughing

It’s music to every parents ears…the sound of their baby laughing, especially that throaty uncontrollable laughter that can explode from the tiniest little thing. Dad blowing a raspberry, mum shaking her head from side to side or an energetic rendition of cootchy coo…the smallest little thing can get babies in …

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Senegalese-American woman happy to play the nationality of Irish

Senegalese-American woman happy to play the nationality of Irish

A Senegalese-American woman has become an online star after an app labelled her nationality as Irish so she played out some of the country’s most recognisable stereotypes. Astuanta Niang was playing on a game in the social media app TikTok that scrolls through several country’s flags before sticking on one …

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Pope Francis hands senior Vatican role to a woman for the first time

Pope Francis hands senior Vatican role to a woman for the first time

Pope Francis has appointed a woman to the role of the Secretariat of State for the Vatican, making her the first female to hold such a senior management position in the Catholic Church. Francesca Di Giovanni, 66, has been given the role after working inside the Vatican as a lawyer …

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Clare politician plays down fears of Iranian revenge attack on Trump’s Irish golf course

Clare politician plays down fears of Iranian revenge attack on Trump’s Irish golf course

An Irish politician has played down fears that Donald Trump’s Doonbeg Golf Course could be caught in the crossfire in the war between Donald Trump and Iran. International tensions are at an all-time high following the recent killing of Iran’s military leader General Soleimani at the order of President Trump.

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Pope calls on people to turn their backs on ‘god of money’

Pope calls on people to turn their backs on ‘god of money’

Pope Francis has encouraged the public to turn its back “the god of money” and focus on serving those less fortunate. The Pope was speaking at St Peter’s Basilica to mark the Feast of the Epiphany which signals the official end to the Christmas celebrations.

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Incredibly skillful dog plays her owner at Jenga

Incredibly skillful dog can play Jenga

An incredibly talented dog has showcased her skills online as she plays the delicate block balancing game Jenga with her owner. This has to be seen to be believed as the dog accurately follows the rules of the game by removing one of the blocks at a time without causing …

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